cactus wren
noun Date: 1869 a large harsh-voiced wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) especially of arid regions of the southwestern United States and Mexico

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  • Cactus wren — Cactus Cac tus, n.; pl. E. {Cactuses}, {Cacti} ( t[=i]). [L., a kind of cactus, Gr. ??????.] (Bot.) Any plant of the order {Cactac[ae]}, as the prickly pear and the night blooming cereus. See {Cereus}. They usually have leafless stems and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cactus Wren — Taxobox name = Cactus Wren status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Troglodytidae genus = Campylorhynchus species = C. brunneicapillus binomial = Campylorhynchus… …   Wikipedia

  • cactus wren — noun large harsh voiced American wren of arid regions of the United States southwest and Mexico • Hypernyms: ↑wren, ↑jenny wren • Member Holonyms: ↑Campylorhynchus, ↑genus Campylorhynchus, ↑Heleodytes, ↑genus Heleodytes * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • cactus wren — tamsiakrūtė kaktusinė karietaitė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus angl. cactus wren vok. Kaktuszaunkönig, m rus. обыкновенный кактусовый крапивник, m pranc. troglodyte des cactus, m ryšiai:… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • cactus wren — any American wren of the genus Campylorhynchus, of arid regions, esp. C. brunneicapillus, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Wren — (r[e^]n), n. [OE. wrenne, AS. wrenna, wr[ae]nna, perhaps akin to wr[=ae]ne lascivious.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Troglodytes} and numerous allied of the family {Troglodytid[ae]} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wren babbler — Wren Wren (r[e^]n), n. [OE. wrenne, AS. wrenna, wr[ae]nna, perhaps akin to wr[=ae]ne lascivious.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Troglodytes} and numerous allied of the family… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wren tit — Wren Wren (r[e^]n), n. [OE. wrenne, AS. wrenna, wr[ae]nna, perhaps akin to wr[=ae]ne lascivious.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Troglodytes} and numerous allied of the family… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wren warbler — Wren Wren (r[e^]n), n. [OE. wrenne, AS. wrenna, wr[ae]nna, perhaps akin to wr[=ae]ne lascivious.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to {Troglodytes} and numerous allied of the family… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cactus — Cac tus, n.; pl. E. {Cactuses}, {Cacti} ( t[=i]). [L., a kind of cactus, Gr. ??????.] (Bot.) Any plant of the order {Cactac[ae]}, as the prickly pear and the night blooming cereus. See {Cereus}. They usually have leafless stems and branches,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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